Exploratory run to Bartlett Lk from the East side - I ran a trail (possibly this one) years and years ago, and want to see if it's actually "log corral" or some other trail. We'll be exploring some other offshoots and a possible different trail exit.
Meet at the last Circle K on Shea before you get to Hwy 87 at 9am.
NOTE: This trail is tentative and may be dropped in favor of pre-running a trail for the 2012 Rally.
A scenic route running from the Beeline Highway to the riverside area below Bartlett Lake giving breathtaking views of Bartlett Lake, the Verde River and the Mazatzal and Superstition mountains.
When driving this trail from the Beeline side the driver is offered up a challenging rock garden right about 1.5 miles into the trail. The garden doesn't have any bypasses but does offer lines of varying difficulty. Adding to the mix is a series of seeps and springs that keep this section of the trail damp nearly year round. It's easy to slip throughout the rock garden. The remainder of the trail is sandy wash and loose gravel.
This trail has extensive brush than encroaches on the trail from the sides as well as the top. We did not trim this trail. You will get desert pin striping on your car. A Discovery that pre-ran the trail had roof rack damage from low hanging branches.
A lifted Rover is required for this trip as are recovery points front and rear. You will also need at least one locker, and a second may limit the need for winching.